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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 pm 
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https://inews.co.uk/news/education/dami ... character/

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"Pupils will be urged to climb trees, build rockets and watch the sun rise under new measures to be introduced by the Department for Education to build character and resilience in children.

In a marked departure from his predecessor Michael Gove’s policies, Education Secretary Damian Hinds will publish a “bucket list” of life goals that school children will be encouraged to achieve every year before they leave primary school.

It comes as part of Mr Hinds’s attempts to push schools and their pupils to view character and resilience as being just as important as exam results and qualifications."


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:46 pm 
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I like it, although I can't help thinking that this is yet another example of schools being expected to fill the gap left by a lack of parenting wherewithal.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
Extract:
"Pupils will be urged to climb trees, build rockets and watch the sun rise under new measures to be introduced by the Department for Education to build character and resilience in children.

In a marked departure from his predecessor Michael Gove’s policies, Education Secretary Damian Hinds will publish a “bucket list” of life goals that school children will be encouraged to achieve every year before they leave primary school.

Ye Gods. Scouting has been doing this since 1908. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:04 pm 
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I think the National trust (or similar organisation) made a list of things children should do before the age of 11 and 3/4 a few years ago.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:09 pm 
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There will be new gradings to measure it of course. An entirely new branch of measures in fact. I can see it now.

GHB - working at greater height of the expected branch
EXB - sitting on the expected branch
WTB - working towards the expected branch
HNM - still looking at the tree
BLW - sat in a hole next to the tree

Along with the inevitable

"My child is at the top table in the tree-house yet didn't qualify, help."
"I'm struggling to explain logs and roots to my child, can anyone help?"
"Is there a branch line from Reading to DCGS?"


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:15 pm 
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anotherdad wrote:
There will be new gradings to measure it of course. An entirely new branch of measures in fact. I can see it now.

GHB - working at greater height of the expected branch
EXB - sitting on the expected branch
WTB - working towards the expected branch
HNM - still looking at the tree
BLW - sat in a hole next to the tree

Along with the inevitable

"My child is at the top table in the tree-house yet didn't qualify, help."
"I'm struggling to explain logs and roots to my child, can anyone help?"
"Is there a branch line from Reading to DCGS?"


:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:20 pm 
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You missed ‘can’t find the wood for the trees’.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:27 pm 
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For once, Aylesbury might steal a march on the more, ahem, leafy village schools in Bucks. We've got suitable primaries already: Ashmead, Elmhurst and Oak Green.

Back onto the more serious point, this looks like a half-baked attempt at emulating the Nordic model of primary schooling Amber has described. I admire the sentiment (I think) but I doubt the government is serious about it, beyond it being a nice headline-grabber.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Tinkers wrote:
You missed ‘can’t find the wood for the trees’.


And, for the truly gifted: have cut down the tree and fashioned it into a full dining set and a box of matches....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:54 pm 
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There's a few more in AV - Bedgrove, Great Horwood, Grendon Underwood, High Ash, Oakley, Roundwood and a Private option in Akeley Wood.

[May be more I've forgotten]


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